It’s not a stretch to say that most people who need to use a city’s zoning code are perplexed. Not surprisingly, this leads to frustration and that’s a bad starting point for any human endeavor. In large part, that’s why I wanted to share some [...]
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Have you ever bought furniture from IKEA? It’s actually furniture in a box. They sell wood pieces and connectors neatly packed in a box or two, and you put everything together. When you open the box, the first thing you look for is [...]
In many respects, Nick is like most people who buy property. He searched high and low to find a house that he and his family liked, asked questions, negotiated a sales price, and moved in. Sometime later, he realized that his family needed more storage [...]
Our team of community planners is always improving how ZoningHub's DIY platform can help communities explain and communicate complex zoning regulations in a way that is accessible by anyone and understood by everyone. Sometimes, these improvements are seen in the user interface, while others are made [...]
Let's use 2016 to start deconstructing zoning and establishing a land use regulatory scheme that promotes re-population. For too long we have focused our efforts on buildings and spaces to achieve "placemaking." You know the old adage "if you build it they will come." Rich [...]
Seattle, Washington is just one of the major metropolitan areas experiencing a housing crisis. The low inventory and lack of housing options has driven up costs for both home owners and renters, pricing many residents out of the market. “Tight rental markets make it difficult [...]
2016 marks the 100th anniversary of New York City adopting its zoning code; a first in the nation. The 1916 Zoning Resolution was passed in response to the 42-story Equitable Building in Lower Manhattan, which swallowed up every available inch on the lot and towered [...]
You know how it feels when you have something important to do, but can’t exactly recall what it is. Or even worse, when you get that terrible sinking feeling upon remembering, because you dropped the ball – and it broke. No, we’re not talking about [...]
Village of East Troy, Wisconsin Residents: 4,341 ZoningHub Member Since 2014 The Village of East Troy is nestled in the fertile region of southeastern Wisconsin. Surrounded by quiet lakes and rivers, the Village incorporated in 1900 and has since blossomed into a vibrant community. At [...]
In keeping with our commitment to make the interface more streamlined and intuitive, the team at ZoningHub has initiated a round of one-on-one user tests. We’re happy to report we’ve made minor and more noticeable changes to the interface based on that feedback. Most of the improvements [...]